Ok, I'm shooting it to you straight here. My house is the source of a ridiculous amount of noise and chaos. If you're wondering how I "do it all", the short answer is I don't. I don't even do half of "it all". So when my 4 kids have driven me to my last level of sanity, the dishes are overflowing in the sink, and my laundry hasn't been touched in a week, I desperately search for ways to increase the calm and get stuff done. My lavender-infused DIY play-dough recipe is a result of desperate times calling for desperate measures :) If you're a terrible cook and an even worse baker, this recipe is for you!!
1 1/2 Cups Boiling Water
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
2 Tbs Coconut Oil
2 Tbs Cream of Tartar
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
*Optional: Food Coloring
*Optional: 1 tsp Vegetable Glycerin (for shine)
Directions: Pour boiling water into bowl and immediately add the remaining ingredients. Stir and then knead the dough for at least 2 minutes. If dough is too sticky, add flour by the teaspoon until you've reached the desired consistency.
Sit your kids down for some calming playtime and get stuff done!
As always, be careful to select 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to be sure you are breathing, lathering, and consuming only the safest and purest of oils. Understanding the different Grades of Oils is paramount when learning to live an essential oil-infused lifestyle.
To read more about the oils we use in my household, read this post about Young Living Essential Oils.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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